Fearless Nikki offers a first-look at her custom kicks for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/22/2017 - 01:00
Things turn volatile between Shane-O-Mac and "The Face That Runs the Place" en route to their clash at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 23:00
Jimmy and Jey Uso make it clear that they've told everyone they were the best tag team from day one, and against American Alpha, they proved it.03/21/2017 - 22:45
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 22:45
With his girlfriend and WrestleMania partner Nikki Bella in his corner, The Leader of The Cenation takes on one half of Breezango.03/21/2017 - 22:45
Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose sticks a fork(lift) into The Lone Wolf's first-ever match against The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Armed with new power from Sister Abigail, The New Face of Fear and his followers trap The Viper.03/21/2017 - 22:00
Following The Usos' non-title victory one week ago, Chad Gable & Jason Jordan go to war with their longstanding rivals for the SmackDown Tag Team Titles.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The A-Lister and his bride claim to have unearthed supposed never-before-seen footage of Total Bellas.03/21/2017 - 21:30
The "Face That Runs the Place" plans to run through Shane McMahon at The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/21/2017 - 21:00
WWE Top 10 takes you back to this week's SmackDown LIVE to revisit the show's most thrilling, physical and controversial moments.03/15/2017 - 13:15
Refusing to give in following AJ Styles' vicious attack, Shane McMahon announces a startling match for The Ultimate Thrill Ride.03/14/2017 - 22:30
Weeks after The Viper burned down the Wyatt Family Compound, The New Fear of Fear returns more powerful than ever.03/14/2017 - 22:15
A growing fear?
At 7-foot-3, 420 pounds, one can safely assume that The Great Khali fears no man. But after events from the past week, is it even feasible to imagine that the largest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history, one of the most intimidating athletes in the world, has some trepidation around an untamed Animal like Batista?
Think of it this way: When The Great Khali stormed the ring last week on SmackDown, he intended to weaken Batista before they headed into their confrontation at SummerSlam. Instead, when the World Heavyweight Champion was unable to apply his vicious Vise Grip, he left an opening for The Animal to unleash a brutal assault that amazingly left the giant bloodied and battered.
With much-needed momentum going into his biggest confrontation of the summer, Batista withstood everything The Great Khali could throw at him. But when The Animal suddenly took firm control of the match, to the point of becoming poised to win the championship, Khali got himself disqualified for using a steel chair -- a move usually reserved for those in desperation or, dare we say, fear. The question is: Why?
At first glance, it seems impossible for a monster like the Punjab Warrior to fear anyone; however, upon further review, that might just be the case. After consecutive weeks where he incapacitated Batista, Khali may have become too comfortable with the effectiveness of his devastating Vise Grip. The Indian colossus, knowing that he was bigger and stronger than his challenger, may have assumed that Batista simply had too large a mountain to climb. Prior to SummerSlam, even Batista, normally a man of few words, admitted, "I don't know if I can overpower Khali."
After SummerSlam, however, it has become clear that there is one thing that the World Heavyweight Champion, as well as his translator Ranjin Singh, have greatly underestimated -- the untamed fury of The Animal.
Our fans and WWE Superstars will never question the intensity of Batista, but his recent aggression is less familiar for those who have followed his career. Batista has reached deep and brought out the inner beast. The rage and frustration over not being able to reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship has lit a fire in a man already burning with dreams of gold, making him more dangerous than ever. Just ask The Great Khali.